Audi Q2: Tech upgrade confirmed for Australia

The Audi Q2 may be in its twilight years, but it’s getting a significant tech upgrade.

Gone is Audi’s last-generation infotainment system, running on an 8.3-inch screen and controlled via a rotary dial, and in its place is an 8.8-inch touchscreen.

Where the rotary dial was, there’s now a storage compartment, while two data-capable USB-C outlets are situated in the front centre console.

While Audi is also making the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster standard across the range globally, Audi Australia already made this change for 2024.

The updated Q2 is launching in Europe in the first half of 2024, and it’s expected in Australia towards the end of the year.

Other equipment becoming standard across the Audi Q2 range in Europe includes a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and rear parking sensors, most of which are already standard here.

In addition to Virtual Cockpit, Audi Australia also announced last year it has made the following features standard across the Q2 range for 2024:

  • Adaptive cruise assist
  • Active lane assist
  • Audi pre sense front
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Rear USB-C charge ports
  • Storage package

Audi CEO Markus Duesmann told German business newspaper Handelsblatt early in 2022 that the Q2, along with the A1 hatchback, won’t be replaced as the brand prioritises pricier, more profitable models.

“We have decided not to build the A1 [at the end of this model cycle], and there will be no successor model for the Q2 either,” he said.

“We will limit our range of models downwards and expand upwards”.

Audi hasn’t confirmed when the A1 and Q2 will exit production.

The Q2 has been in production since 2016, arriving here early in 2017. A facelifted model arrived in 2021.

Most buyers gravitate towards the slightly larger, slightly pricier but considerably newer Q3. Last year, Audi sold 1486 Q2s in Australia against 4457 Q3s.

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